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[07/20/14 - 09:23 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Keeps NBC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/19/14):

NBC (3.414 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the top draw on Saturday thanks to a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.892 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and a repeat of "The Blacklist" (2.459 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

CBS (2.435 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "48 Hours" (2.838 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2), "Bad Teacher" (1.463 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), another "Bad Teacher" (1.349 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and another "48 Hours" (3.063 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

Next up was ABC (1.614 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its lineup of "Bet on Your Baby" (1.386 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "Mistresses" (0.947 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Nightline Prime" (2.510 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

And finally, encores of "Hell's Kitchen" (0.868 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and another "Hell's Kitchen" (1.055 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) on FOX (0.962 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) closed out the evening.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/20/13):

CBS (3.907 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its repeat mix of "Unforgettable" (2.989 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "48 Hours" (4.027 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and another "48 Hours" (4.706 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

Sharing the demo crown however was FOX (2.483 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) with its own second run lineup of "Cops" (2.439 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), another "Cops" (2.763 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "Bones" (2.366 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was ABC (1.887 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with a new "Zero Hour" (1.795 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) followed by the feature "The Game Plan" (1.934 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, NBC (1.676 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) closed out the night with its mix of "American Ninja Warrior" (1.917 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Crossing Lines" (1.485 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Do No Harm" (1.628 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest Vampire Weekend, averaged a 2.5/7 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.3 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49, matching "SNL's" top rating in the Local People Meters since June 8. The "SNL" encore posted the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all primetime programming on those networks.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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